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Poster: Barrus Date: Nov 2, 2006 7:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Introduction

I am a new member of this forum, but have been a lurker for about 2 years now.
My favorite era probably are the late 60s, I also love the 70s and have a strange kind of affection for the 90s (don't ask me why)
I don't really dig the 80s, but maybe I have been listening to the wrong shows, maybe if you point me to good shows, my ideas will change.

Let me tell a tory about how I came into the whole Grateful Dead music.
I was born in 1987, in the Netherlands and for that reason, I have never seen the Grateful Dead live, nor have I heard their music on the radio. But it seems as if I have always been destined to listen to the Grateful Dead. Let me tell you why:
One of my earliest memories is something that happend while I was eight (it was in the summer of 1995, how much coincedence can there be). I was watching tv and I saw a show about 2 cops. They were speaking to some girl and at a moment he said these worsds: "Us deadheads need to look out for one another"
Near the car the older cop asked what are deadheads, the younger puts in a tape and it had the most beautiful music I had ever heard. Never knew what show it was, what the music was or whatever.
Another thing, one of the earliest lyrics I remember knowing is the following:

Out on the road today I saw a Deadhead sticker on a caddilac.

After a few years I forgot all about it, untill two years ago. In a local musicstore the owner told me: "I have this new CD in, you will love this"
It was The Grateful Dead - Rockin' The Rhein
He started with the Casey Jones on the second CD, and I was an instant Deadhead, I haven't came down of the trip just yet.

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Nov 2, 2006 10:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Introduction

Barrus:
Great story...thank you for sharing it. Even those of us who are not Deadheads tried to look out for each other on tour and now even inside this forum.
Have you heard about the two shows they did in Amsterdam in 1981? Very small club (maybe 500 people?) and there's a story about them not having their own instruments that somebody else here probably knows about. Anyway, check out the show from the night of Weir's birthday: (1981-10-16)
One other: Greek Theatre, 1984-07-13, second set. Unique "Scarlet > Touch of Grey > Fire" and a "Dark Star" encore that is pristine mid-1980's Grateful Dead.
Hope you find what you're looking for --- AshesRising (jerri1031-dp3ATyahooDOTcom)


That lyric about the bumper sticker was written by Don Henley; song is called "Boys of Summer"

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Poster: matt austin Date: Nov 3, 2006 4:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Introduction

Didn't Bruce Hornsby write that lyric? I believe he's credited on the Eagles album, and I've heard Bruce play it onstage.

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Nov 3, 2006 8:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Introduction

Matt: who knows? - the Truth gets f#@cked with all the time on this rock. Here's a link and please shoot me if I ever mention Don Henley again: http://www.davemcnally.com/lyrics/DonHenley/TheBoysofSummer.asp

Make the best of your weekend, - AshesRising

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Poster: matt austin Date: Nov 3, 2006 10:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Introduction

nothing agains the Don (my mom actually gave me his latest album awhile ago - don't think its ever come out of the plastic, though!). I can't remember where I'd heard that Bruce had written that - I went to the same site to check facts. Mystery!

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Poster: high flow Date: Nov 3, 2006 10:34am
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Bruce wrote The End of the Innocence, which Henley released.

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Poster: high flow Date: Nov 2, 2006 11:50am
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hi Barrus - Welcome. Great story! Now you have endless hours to explore. How sweet it is...

If dire and johnny are going, I'm in! I'm sure I can get away for a couple hours....haha! BTW, anybody know where Cosmicharlie has been???

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 2, 2006 11:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Introduction

I was wondering about him myself earlier today. Haven't seen him on the forum in days. Maybe he's doing a coast to coast run - that madman :)

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Poster: high flow Date: Nov 2, 2006 12:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Introduction

RUN, COSMIC, RUN

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Poster: patkelley Date: Nov 2, 2006 7:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Introduction

Good for you. I like your story about making all the connections. 1987?? making even me feel old. Welcome to the forum. Dont get discouraged if no one responds to some of your posts. There's a core group on here that dominates the discourse, but you can get a word in edgewise from time to time.
PWK

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Nov 3, 2006 4:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Introduction

Barrus: welcome to the forum! Well, actually, welcome to the chiming in since you've lurked for two years. And great story about how you 'discovered' the GD -- i always love those background stories. I will second what some others have said and will be happy to send you a few shows to increase your collection. One of my favorite '80's shows, and one of the very few that i have both the AUD and SBD versions (that's how good it is), is Madison Square Garden, 3/9/81, and another Garden show that shines as well is 9/20/82. Something about MSG that seemed to bring out the fire. E-mail me here if you are looking for anything in particular, single show, era, setlist, and i'll dig around and see what i can scare up.

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ps. just make sure you write something applicable in the subject line so i don't delete.

This post was modified by Arbuthnot on 2006-11-04 00:23:39

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Poster: cousinkix1953 Date: Nov 2, 2006 8:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Introduction

Hey Barrus; go download this one from Rotterdam in 1972. One of the best Dark Stars ever.

http://www.gdlive /shn/gd72-05-11new.shnf/

This post was modified by Diana Hamilton on 2006-11-02 16:58:48

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Poster: Barrus Date: Nov 3, 2006 6:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Introduction

Johny thank you for the offer, but for now I have enough shows I still need to hear and download, but if I can't find a show on the net, I will certainly drop you a line.
And the costs, I thought it was quite a lot, can't name it from the top of my head.

And cousinkix, i have that show lying around here somewhere, can't seem to find the exact place where I left it, my memory is shot so now and then.

For everybody else, thank you for the warm welcome and the nice suggestions.

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Poster: mcglone Date: Nov 2, 2006 8:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Introduction

howdy barrus, welcome aboard!

you owe that shop owner a world of thanks! can't go wrong with Rockin' The Rhein. one of the true fire breathing dark stars.

when the time finds you, give 12-31-81 a listen.

ian

This post was modified by mcglone on 2006-11-02 16:32:26

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Poster: deadmax Date: Nov 2, 2006 10:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Introduction

Yes, Welcome.

Your story is just indicative of all the "coincidences" that happen with the Dead and deadheads. Its fun to read the posts here to find that it happens to EVERYBODY and just the different stories that they have to tell. Some have better memories than others but that's understandable.

The 80s were great for me and the Dead. I went to shows in every year - some were bad, some were good and some were very good but all of them were Grate.

4-14-84 Hampton is an AUD but very nice.
Irvine 85 1st or 2nd night - both are good. Gloria on 2nd.

There's more. I'll get back to you.
Nice to see a new name here.

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Poster: Cranky1 Date: Nov 2, 2006 10:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Introduction

Hiho! The worm has surely turned for you. Enjoy!!

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 2, 2006 11:11am
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Right on Barrus! Anyone who loves this MUSIC is a friend of mine. Let me know if you want a kick start getting a collection going -traded shows ( not official releases )of course.

Oh and forget about what that naysayer Pat Kelley says - he thinks ONLY the 80's were good so he obviously needs help unlike yourself who is clearly enlightened to the real deal - 60's-70's

You know I'm only messing with you Pat even though I do think you should learn something from our new freind here : )

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Poster: patkelley Date: Nov 2, 2006 4:49pm
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I know you're joking- I actually like the 90s with Bruce the best! (This era might spoil everything else early on for our new Head though)

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Poster: Barrus Date: Nov 2, 2006 11:21am
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Well one problem is with trading shows, is that i live in the Netherlands and not in the States

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 2, 2006 11:26am
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I don't need to trade, just was wondering if you're building a collection. You might have more than me already for all I know. But IF you don't have a collection already I was just offering to help you out. If it wasn't for so many peoples kindness I'd never have heard all the wonderful shows I have. Exactly how much more expensive is it to mail over there?

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 2, 2006 11:27am
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LMA group trip to Amsterdam!!!! yeeehaaaaaa :)

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 2, 2006 11:32am
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NOW your talking Dire! : )

Coffee shops aside ( hehe what fun that would be ), every person I've ever met from the Netherlands has allways been cool. EVERY one.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 2, 2006 11:46am
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Very true - been there a couple of times (in my younger days when money meant nothing - lol) and every person i met in Holland was friendly and wonderful, from strangers on the street to bars, restaurants, etc.

Great country - Great memories

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Poster: Fishead Date: Nov 3, 2006 7:43am
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welcome aboard the mother ship !!!! hold on tight you may be taken to places far far away !!! :)

80's are loaded with killer shows ...:)~
try the darkstar breakout show from
7-13-84 also 3-30-88 is a killer 2nd set ..
sweet morning dew>lovelite

6-24-83 dane county has a help>slip>franks

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 3, 2006 8:13am
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Yeah THAT ought to convince him there FishHead, an 84 Dark Star. After you hear that Barrus, then go screaming back to a REAL Dark Star - 69-74.

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Poster: Fishead Date: Nov 3, 2006 9:04am
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drop the leash !!!!

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 3, 2006 9:27am
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What's that mean? If you're saying what I think you're saying then you're wrong - again. The guy said he likes late 60's and the 70's and doesn't much care for the 80's. I don't think a stab at Dark Star from 84 is going to change his mind.

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Poster: Fishead Date: Nov 3, 2006 9:53am
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yo ,the dude wanted show recommendations from the 80's
you got a problem with that??

care to sing a long :

Will myself to find a home, a home within myself
We will find a way, we will find our place

Drop the leash, we are young
Drop the leash, we are young
Get outta' my fuckin' face...
Drop the leash, drop the leash...
Get outta' my, my... :)




This post was modified by Fishead on 2006-11-03 17:53:17

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 3, 2006 10:22am
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Don't know that tune. IF I were to make some 80's recommendations they would be

1) anything from warfeild or Radio city 1980 acoustic/electric. Especially any of them with Fire on the Mt.

2) May 81, Barton Hall 5//16, Hampton Va. 5/1, Nassau 5/6

3) 4-1-84 Marin

4)7-29-88 Laguna Seca

5)Alpine Valley 89

All obvious picks but for a good reason. I'm going to make it a point to go listen to 83 again as so many people love that year so much.

There are a bunch of 90-91's I'd mention too

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Poster: Fishead Date: Nov 3, 2006 10:44am
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pearl jam tune ....

6-30-87 has a sweet scarlet>fire !!!!!

3-30-87 spectrum shakedown will get your ass moving...:)

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Poster: Fishead Date: Nov 3, 2006 10:49am
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check out summer 83 -- is real purty.... :)

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Poster: Spaced Date: Nov 3, 2006 12:22pm
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I really like SBD of the second set of 6-14-85, a modest little show that fit me just right.

And a new-to-me '69 popped up that is worth a quick VBR download:
http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-05-03.aud.phunk1.73.sbeok.shnf


This post was modified by Spaced on 2006-11-03 20:22:52

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Nov 3, 2006 6:53pm
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johnnyonthespot: you gotta check out Lake Placid, at least the first set, 1983-10-17 -- if you listen closely it even has a "Money Money" in it for you, but you gotta listen to the whole set to get it. The "Revolution" encore after a transcendant evening was sublime. --- AshesRising

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 2, 2006 8:00am
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Welcome Barrus :) always feel free to chime in whenever the keyboard moves you

a couple of 80's shows to start out - may not be the very very best, but they are off the top of my head:

9/18/87
10/09/89
06/30/85
7/13/15/84

atleast its a start

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Poster: JodyC Date: Nov 2, 2006 4:51pm
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Welcome aboard. The Rhein cd is a great starting point. Nice story. I sent a guy out west copies of all my 80's shows, but I have misplaced the email with the list. I think he went by chromeheartshine- so if you are reading this and still have that email with the list, could ya send it back to me. Maybe we can hook up our new Netherland friend with some 80s.

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Poster: Liamfinnegan Date: Nov 3, 2006 6:11pm
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Good to hear from you Barrus- SInce you lurk you know I am not one of those people who dominates the discourse....

Some 80's beauties include

4/6/82
9/21/82
4/1/88
7/7/89
3-9-81
3-10-81

just some lesser known shows so you will not miss them

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